plural noun
An·​gui·​mor·​pha | \ ˌaŋgwəˈmȯrfə \

Definition of Anguimorpha

: a section of the saurian division Autarchoglossa comprising the Anguidae and certain related families and characterized by simple clavicles, a smooth or papillate tongue, flounced hemipenes, and teeth that are usually conical, pointed, or recurved

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Other Words from Anguimorpha

anguimorphine \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗ˌfīn , -​fə̇n \ adjective

First Known Use of Anguimorpha

1923, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anguimorpha

New Latin, from Anguis + -morpha

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“Anguimorpha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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